Local Parks grants help protect these symbols of vibrant communities, providing places for families to gather and play and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in an era when people spend increasing amounts of their time inside. The WWRP is the largest source of local parks funding in Washington, helping communities fund the acquisition, development, and renovation of vital recreation areas and green spaces.
Jefferson County Parks and Recreation will use this grant to build the first phase of the Jefferson Universal Movement Playground in HJ Carroll Park. The playground will expand outdoor recreation opportunities for children with disabilities who have no accessible playgrounds within an hour’s drive. The playground will include an elevated play structure, a net climber, a merry-go-round, two spring riders, musical instruments, a disk swing, an elevated play mound with roller slide, and three connected climbing rocks. The County will install interpretive panels and small plankton sculptures to represent a sea theme. Finally, the County will add seating, tables, and drinking fountains. Additional accessible features include parking and a pull-through, drop-off area. The County also will build pathways to connect the playground to Chimacum Creek, picnic shelters, a bicycle area, trails, athletic fields, and a bus stop. The County will contribute $286,615 from private grants, community donations, and donations of equipment, labor, and materials.